Mental Health Counselor

Macomb, McDonough County
Feb 17, 2015

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: A continuous full-time, ten-month mental health counselor position on the Macomb campus.  This contract is for ten months, beginning August 1st and running through May 31st of each year.  


RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide individual, couples, and group mental health counseling services to a diverse student body presenting personal, academic and/or career concerns.  Prepare and present psycho-educational and prevention programming.  Provide crisis intervention, assessment, and consultation services.  Other responsibilities include maintaining counseling records in accordance with legal and ethical standards, participating in committee work, attending meetings, and maintaining professional credentials by attending conferences and training workshops.  Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.  This position reports to the Director of the University Counseling Center.


RANK & SALARY: Rank is Academic Support Professional (ASP) as defined under Unit B of the bargaining unit University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100.  Salary and benefits are competitive and appropriate for academic support professionals within the bargaining unit. Western Illinois University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits.  For complete benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s or doctoral degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Clinical Social Work.  The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain an Illinois clinical license within the first two years of employment.   Strong written and verbal communication skills and basic computer skills are required. The required degree must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Full-time, post-master’s degree experience as a mental health provider.  Strong clinical skills and experience providing individual, couples, and group mental health counseling services and psycho-educational programming to a diverse student body within a college setting.  The successful candidate will hold a clinical license and will demonstrate knowledge and expertise in the assessment and treatment of various mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, autism spectrum, and personality disorders.  Experience working with multicultural issues, survivors of sexual trauma, and/or men’s issues is favorable.  The candidate should also have a clear understanding of developmental issues facing college students and have experience meeting the needs of clients from diverse populations and communities.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.  The staff currently consists of one doctoral and seven master’s level clinicians, all of whom are licensed and/or certified in their respective disciplines.  For additional information, visit


THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.


The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.


Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.


WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

  1. a letter of application (Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.)
  2. current curriculum vita or resume
  3. the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references, including current supervisor
  4. copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL


**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.


Screening will begin on March 18, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Dr. Chris Corbett, at


For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at